In honor of a young lady’s 15th birthday many Hispanic and Latin cultures celebrate with the Quinceanera. If you want to have a less stressful event then you will want to think about planning your Quinceanera Party in advance.
In this sense, it’s important to figure out the various important events that you have planned for the upcoming reception. You can even start organizing things by asking your family members and friends to help out with post-ceremonial events. This way, you’ll be able to focus on more important problems and issues.
Quinceanera Order of Events
While traditions vary, the formal event usually starts with a mass or religious ceremony to give thanks. The celebration continues with dancing and a feast at the quince party and reception
When you’re ready to begin, it’s best to start with the Quinceanera order of events. If you have the resources, you can have it printed on elegant paper and place at the seat of each guest. This way, if some of your guests find it necessary to temporarily step outside of the reception, they will be able to know what time they will need to come back so as not to miss the next important event.
The Quince Party and Reception
The Arrival of Your Guests
One of the most important issues to consider when preparing for a Quinceanera is how to cope with the arrival of your guests. One way to welcome new arrivals is by having your caterer serve light appetizers and beverages to each new guest who arrives. On the other hand, if you don’t, have enough money for this option, then you may want to purchase a DIY appetizer buffet table instead.
A Quinceanera event timeline is based on precision, and this is especially true at the very start of event. Minutes prior to the arrival of your guests, the DJ, MC or event coordinator will need to inform all the guests to take their respective seats. As the DJ plays the entrance music, the entrance should comply with the following sequence: The parents, followed by the padrinos, the celebrant and finally the chambelan, the birthday girl’s escort. After each group or party have made their entrance, they are to make their way directly to their seats without sitting down. This will signal the next step to begin: The Toast.
Following the successful conclusion of the main entrance, the Quinceanera toast comes next. The actual toast itself is initiated near the MC or DJ. The parents and the padrinos are required to stand next to celebrant’s side so that they can easily offer words of gratitude or appreciation to the guests when they are asked to do so. The act of toasting represents a transition for the course of events, marking the next phase of the reception.
Naturally, after the toast has been made, it’s time for everyone to start eating. If you’re having a seated dinner then the waiters will be required to make rounds to each guest’s table. Also, don’t forget to coordinate with your caterer about Quinceanera banquet facilities before hand. If the Quinceanera has a buffet then the coordinator, DJ or MC will have the task of organizing the guests, calling one table at a time. It’s particularly important that the line move along in an orderly manner. Naturally, the court, the parents and padrinos – as guests of honor – are served first.
The Key Elements of the Quinceanera
If you’re planning to have a traditional Quinceanera then the changing of the slippers and the last doll should follow shortly after the guests have eaten dinner. After that, the father and daughter dance will begin, which will then lead to the Quinceanera waltz. After the waltz is over, a Quinceanera surprise dance should be done so as to offer a follow up to the Quinceanera waltz. This way, the party will remain exciting even after dinner is over.
It’s important that you take advantage of the festive feeling that’s inspired by the dance to signal the start of the party. In getting everybody excited, try to get the court to select random guests from the room and take them to the dance floor. If everything goes well, the party will pick up momentum on its own.
The Cutting of the Cake
Of course, all things must come to an end, and about an hour before the party has to end, it’s important to take a break from the festivities to have the parents, the padrinos, and the chambelan meet the birthday girl at the table for cake cutting. Although this may seem anticlimactic, it’s an important formality, and when it’s finished, everyone can go back to the dance as the slices of cake are served.
The Final Song
Finally, it’s important to end the Quinceanera on a high note. The last song is meant for you to dance with the important people in your life, including your parents and the padrinos, so pick something memorable.
Quinceanera Party Locations In Clermont Florida
The Wesley Center in Clermont Florida is a convenient location for Quinceanera Parties in the Lake, Osceoloa, and Polk County areas. You can view the Quince Celebration Photo Gallery or contact us for catering, banquet services, reception hall rental, or party ideas.